UPDATE: Tommy Hilfiger has released a statement in regards to his recent interview.
"Gigi is truly the definition of a ‘Tommy Girl'—her magnetic personality is bright, confident and always optimistic. I've known her for many years, and am extremely proud to have her as the ambassador of my brand and as a collaborator of our collections," Tommy said in a statement to E! News Wednesday evening. "Any statement to the contrary is completely false. The headline from the interview with Yahoo was misleading and has since been corrected."
A Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid collaboration seems like a no-brainer, but there was a time when the supermodel didn't necessarily look like the typical Tommy runway model.
In an interview with Yahoo Style, Hilfiger looked back on working with his future Tommy x Gigi design partner during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 in New York City.
"Our casting director said, 'She doesn't really fit because you know she's not quite as tall as the other girls, she's not quite as thin," the designer recalled. "So they put a red, white and blue poncho on her."